Transform Drug Policy Foundation

Prohibition: Sowing the Seeds of a New Ban

Jason Reed | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Politics
Jason Reed

As the government's arbitrary decision to ban Khat still resonates and incongruently flies in the face of evidence, it seems as if the prohibitive cru...

Skunk Cannabis and Dad-Dancing in Drug Policy

Jason Reed | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Politics
Jason Reed

Oh good, the obligatory news has broken that 'Super Strength Skunk' has invaded the isles and is wreaking havoc on UK shores. For those that work in drug policy, this story is similar to May Day: it comes round annually and leads to all kinds of pageantry - complete with bell ringing and the clashing of batons in a calamitous Morris-style jig.

Fifty-Three Per Cent of Brits Support Cannabis Reform: It's Time for An Impact Assessment

Jason Reed | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK Politics
Jason Reed

The time has come to dispense with our dusty 'legalise or not legalise' discussion as this provokes a non-debate and an almost literal fist-fight of a discussion due to its lack of finesse.

Brits In Favour Of Legalising Cannabis

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK

The majority of Britons support a softer stance on cannabis laws, according to a survey by an independent think-tank. More than half the public - 5...

The Curious Case of the Home Affairs Select Committee's Drugs Policy Report

Jason Reed | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Politics
Jason Reed

The last time a Royal Commission was called for on drug policy was that of the 9 March 2011; Lord Norton of Louth raised the issue in a question for short debate - the call for an evidence lead policy was to such an extent that the word evidence was used 42 times in only an hour.

Film Screening: 'The House I Live In' at The Oval Space - An Event That Should Not Be Missed

Jason Reed | Posted 03.02.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jason Reed

Owing to its immeasurable impact there is a special screening: On 11 December, at the prestigious Oval Space, Bethnal Green, The House I Live In will be shown with the accompaniment of a panel discussion complete with the erudite people who are on the frontlines of the drug policy discourse.

The Versus Debate - The Night Drug Policy Went Mainstream

Jason Reed | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jason Reed

Did you see the debate? A debate with a host of celebrities: Russell Brand, Sir Richard Branson; world leaders, and eminent opinion formers. Oh, and Peter Hitchens was in attendance. A debate of such magnitude would surely not creep under the radar? Especially given the gravitas of the contested subject?

A Conversation with Dr Christian Jessen - Drug Policy

Jason Reed | Posted 18.02.2012 | UK
Jason Reed

Drug policy reform has received many endorsees, from Kofi Annan and Richard Branson, to a fleet of Nobel Prize winners and an array of prominent figur...